Thursday, February 24, 2011
Possible Major League Return?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David S. Ward - writer-director of the original - has turned in a script that would reunite cast members Wesley Snipes, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert and Sheen. Snipes and Haysbert would play coaches to a new batch of players who could potentially reboot the franchise.
Explains Ward "It's 20 years later and Charlie's character has been out of baseball since he gave up the walk-off homerun in the seventh game of the World Series. But the team wants him back to mentor this young fire-balling relief pitcher."
The project still has several hurdles ahead, with Snipes currently serving time in prison for tax evasion as well as Sheen's well-documented recent run-ins with the law.
However Ward says he is confident of snagging the latter, claiming "Charlie is interested in doing it. We're taking the first steps on it. Now it's just a matter of putting the movie together in the timeframe we have. Charlie has a window coming up."
He added "There is no movie without Wild Thing."